Koye Kassa Getahun

Full Name: Koye Kassa Getahun

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor

Tel: +251911074524


Po Box. 79

Campus: Peda

Block: 156

Room No:G2R10

College and Department: College of Education and Behavioral sciences, Department of Psychology

Educational Background:

Academic Degree

  • M.A Degree in Social Psychology
  • B.A in Educational Planning and Management

Work Experience


April 20/2015 to present Bahir Dar University 

  • Professional Membership
    April 20/2015 to present Bahir Dar University
  • 23 September 2008  to April 15/2015  Haramaya university
  • 01 January 2008 to 01 August 2008 Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-church Aid Commission (DICAC ), Gambella Sudanese refugee
  • 28 February 1997 to 21 September 2003  teacher in primary school (Grade 5-8) in North Wollo Zone, Amhara Regional State

Research Projects/Grants/Linkages/Other Developments

Publications (Journal Articles)

  • Koye Kassa, Yesewzer Tefera and Yonas amdemeskel (2015). The implementation of teachers’ continuous professional development (CPD) programme in Harari Regional State, Ethiopia. Middle Eastern & African Journal of Educational Research. Issue 14, http//w.w.w.majersite.org.
  • Koye Kassa (2014). Attitude of Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDT) Students towards teaching profession in Ethiopian University College of Teacher Education. Middle Eastern & African Journal of Educational Research. Issue 7, pp 44-57, http//w.w.w.majersite.org.
  • Koye Kassa and Yonas amdemeskel (2013). Practices and Challenges of Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching: The case of Haramaya University, Ethiopia. Volume II, Issue IV.EE-Reflection An International Peer Reviewed & Journal. w.w.w.edupblication.com

Publications (Book Chapter, Poster, Proceedings)

 Conference Presentations

  • ECCE National workshop at Debretabor University 2016


  • Undergraduate
  • Social  psychology for psychology and other department students
  • Organizational psychology for psychology department students
  • Community Psychology for psychology and AECD department students
  • Organizational Behavior for AECD department students
  • General psychology for psychology and other department students
  • Educational measurement and evaluation for EdPM students
  • Educational Psychology for Mathematics and Sport sciences students
  • Educational supervision for EdPM students
  • Postgraduate
  • Advanced social psychology
  • Organizational and/or work psychology
  • Community and development psychology

Thesis Supervision

  • Social psychology program students
  • Educational leadership, EdPM and School Leadership program students

Area of Research Interest:

  • Social inclusion of marginalized groups
  • Community intervention program
  • Conflict resolution programs
  • Organizational leadership,
  • Organizational culture
  • Organizational change

Previous and Current Positions

  • Vice dean for research and community services, College of education and Behavaioral Sciences, Bahir Dar University from February 23 to November 02/2017.
  • Higher Diploma Programme (HDP) coordinator (Haramaya University) since November 2012 to April 15/2015
  • Associated Dean of college of Education and Behavioural Sciences since October 2011-October 2012.
  • Coordinator  Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching program June -October 2010

Community Service

  • Mentorship training for senior students of Bahir Dar University
  • Life skills Training for trainers for BDU Staff
  • Life skills training for secondary school students

Committee membership

  • Promotion committee, Bahir Dar University
  • The 35th May Annual Education Conference organizing committee
  • University staff Housing committee